The We the People Bookshelf: Pursuit of Happiness

Introduction 

2006-2007: Pursuit of Happiness

EDSITEment and the National Endowment for the Humanities offers yearly selections of books for K-12 on  the We the People theme. Following are the year-by-year selections and the year's theme.

 

2007-2008: Pursuit of Happiness

Grades K-3

Aesop's Fables — Aesop

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening — Robert Frost

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Virginia Lee Burton

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Grades 4-6

Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt

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The Great Migration: An American Story Jacob Lawrence

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These Happy Golden Years Laura Ingalls Wilder

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The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung Laurence Yep

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Grades 7-8

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch Jean Lee Latham

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A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle

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Esperanza Rising Pam Munñoz Ryan

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Grades 9-12

Kindred Octavia Butler

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O Pioneers! Willa Cather

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The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

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Common Sense Thomas Paine

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